The road to change: Why some residents of Avon refuse to take it

By Esther Ju | UConn Journalism

For years, Avon res­i­dents have trav­eled down Old Farms Road, observ­ing its bucol­ic sur­round­ings as they pass through. The route sym­bol­izes the rur­al lifestyle fos­tered by a small town, left vir­tu­al­ly unchanged since its ori­gins as a dirt road. Now, loom­ing plans to recon­struct Old Farms have sparked oppo­si­tion from some town dwellers, who fear the loss of its rus­tic charm and most of all, the era­sure of a cher­ished place.